General Elderly Care

Care home fees set to rise dramatically

Care home fees are expected to rise this year by an eye watering 8% to 10%.Two factors seem to be fuelling the sharp rise. New rules being brought in will require companies to pay into a pension scheme for all employees and, in April, the new national living wage of £7.20 an hour will come(…)


Hearing-aids may help slow mental decline in older people

Image courtesy of REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader Seniors with hearing loss who use hearing aids may experience cognitive decline at a rate more like their peers without hearing trouble, according to a French study that followed thousands of seniors for 25 years.Past research has shown a link between hearing loss and steeper cognitive decline in old age,(…)


Can Retirement villages offer an alternative to traditional Care homes?

Demand for luxury housing within new retirement village developments is at an all time high, claims Nick Sanderson, chief executive of Audley Retirement. And in a blistering attack on current residential care provision, he declares that 75% of Care Homes should close because they now fall short on modern standards and customer expectation.Audley Retirement, which runs eight(…)